Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
ARRIVE BANGKOK, THAILAND
Arrive in Bangkok, where you are met, and enjoy VIP arrival assistance before being transferred to your luxury hotel.
BANGKOK | BANGKOK OF OLD
Continue on to explore Wat Po, one of the grandest and oldest temples in Bangkok and home to the enormous gold-plated Reclining Buddha. After lunch at a local restaurant, cruise through Bangkok's canals, a lively network of waterways teeming with commercial barges and whistling passenger vessels. Pass the striking Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), the morning sun reflecting from millions of colorful porcelain fragments embedded in the temple walls. Finally, dock to tour the Royal Barge Museum’s collection of elaborate royal sailing junks.
BANGKOK | CANAL & COMMUNITIES OF BANGKOK
Explore the life of Bangkok’s meandering rivers and sleepy canals in some of the oldest parts of the city. Travelling on your private boat, cross the river into a quieter, lesser-seen part of town and alight at a local Buddhist temple for a stroll through an old residential district. Wander down a series of backstreets and alleyways to explore a 200-year-old Thai-Portuguese community that still holds onto the cultural heritage of their European trader ancestors. Then, hop back on your riverboat to visit a centuries-old wooden house on stilts, which has a vintage gallery and plenty of Old World charm.
CHIANG RAI | RELAX & RECHARGE
Fly to tranquil Chiang Rai. Check in to your camp, which is set on a ridge overlooking the hills of Myanmar and Laos. Relax at leisure, spending your time here as you choose.
CHIANG RAI | A RANGE OF EXCITING ACTIVITIES
You may opt to explore the Golden Triangle during an aptly named “Three Countries Tour,” which offers insight into the cultures of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. With your passport in hand, pay visits to Tha Khi Lek, Chiang Saen and Don Sao Island. Or, partake in a hands-on culinary experience at Spice Spoons, where you learn the art of Northern Thai cooking. Alternately, opt to book a 90-minute spa treatment at your hotel.
CHIANG MAI | IN THE MAE RIM VALLEY
After a morning at leisure, enjoy lunch at your hotel before driving overland to Chiang Mai, stopping at the Blue and White Temples en route. Check in to your elegant hotel, tucked amid a working rice farm in the lovely Mae Rim Valley.
CHIANG MAI | AMID TEMPLES
Head out for an excursion to uncover the hidden life of the city, both past and present. Pass through the 13th-century city gate, and explore the old part of town. See the Three Kings Monument, and visit the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center. Later, learn about Northern Thai design at the Lanna Architecture Center. Next, discover Northern Thai specialties at Warorot Market. Take a boat ride along the Ping River to visit a Thai farmer’s house, and rediscover the basics of rice, herbs, fruits and fishing. Afterward, taste Northern Thailand’s signature noodle dish, khao soi, for lunch.
KOH SAMUI | WATERFRONT BEAUTY
Transfer to the airport and fly to Koh Samui. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your resort property for a day at leisure. Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui sits on its own private beach and has villas with private infinity pools.
KOH SAMUI | A DAY AT THE BEACH
Enjoy the amenities of Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, lounging on the private beach and taking a dip in your villa’s infinity pool.
KOH SAMUI | A PARTING GLIMPSE
Take in one last day of relaxation at the resort, enjoying the views and amenities.
DEPART KOH SAMUI
Transfer to the airport and fly to Bangkok, where you connect with your international departure flight.
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Alternate hotels are available for this journey.
DISCOVER CREATIVE BANGKOK STREET ART TOUR
Explore Bangkok’s Creative District, an initiative breathing new life into a charming old neighborhood through architectural preservation and creative arts projects. Explore the area as the district’s cofounder reveals its cultural heritage, introducing local designers and artisans along the way. Visit colonial landmarks such as the East Asiatic Company and Customs House. Then, take a tuk-tuk (three-wheeled taxi) through Bangkok’s backstreets to discover fascinating street art, funky murals and chic boutiques. Meet with trendy designers and local entrepreneurs before boarding a water limousine for lunch at a distinctive riverside restaurant that occupies a converted jam factory.
THAI KICKBOXING LESSON
Learn the basics of Thai kickboxing as you train privately with a professional muay thai champion at The Siam Hotel. Punch, kick, elbow and knee your instructor’s pads, getting instant feedback as you train. Afterward, enjoy a rejuvenating steam and Thai massage at the hotel’s Opium Spa.
Explore Bangkok by bicycle, taking in the riverfront, local markets and a pagoda en route to Wat Arun, a dramatic temple illuminated by its sun-shimmering porcelain mosaic. Continue your cycling tour past the temple of Wat Rakhang Khositaram, the vast square of Sanam Luang and the Grand Palace. Pause for a leisurely stroll through the temple compound of Wat Pho. Conclude your ride in the city’s lively flower market, Pak Klong Talad.
DELVE INTO BANGKOK'S MARKETS
Set out on a whirlwind culinary adventure spanning the neighborhood market stands of Silom, a Chinatown ice cream shop, historic Nang Loeng Market and the organic produce hub of Or Tor Kor Market. Your adventure concludes at Chatuchak Weekend Market, a 27-acre expanse of open-air stalls peddling fruits, vegetables, antiques, clothing and just about everything else under the sun.